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UNI hosts Hispanic high school students<br>

October 7, 2002

Leslie Jones, assistant professor, Department of Biology, (319) 273-7153
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

Hispanic high school students from Waterloo schools will tour UNI Friday, Oct. 11. Hosts will be members of the university's Hispanic/Latino Student Union.

Leslie Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, arranged the visit. 'We've found that the numbers of Hispanic students who graduate from high school and go on to post-secondary education are low. To that end, our students at UNI are reaching out to members of their own ethnic group to 'pass the torch' and inspire them to consider a college education.'